Via both their Facebook and Instagram accounts we now have images of the newly revealed Generation 1 Optimus Prime! This new Prime is a massive 24 inch statue of the great Autobot Leader in his Generation 1 body style, but with movie-verse detailing and design. The design was the work of artist Josh Nizzi. We have mirrored the description given by Prime 1 Studios for the figure as well as all the pictures they posted of their new reveal below. Check it out!
"Freedom is the right of all sentient beings"
Prime 1 Studio is proud to present Premium Masterline Optimus Prime Transformers Generations 1 unique interpretation of the iconic Atobobots Leader.Design by renowned artist Josh Nizzi famous for his interpretation Transformers movies. Optimus Prime is crafted with impressive attention to detail and features LED light-up eyes,standing around 24 inches tall and is an ultimate Optimus Prime piece for all Transformers Fans.
- 24 Inch tall [Size] 61.8cm (Body:52.6cm(H),Base:11.9cm(H),36.6cm(W),Base:31.4cmm(D)
- LED light up function on head.
- Switchable Energy Axe
Exclusive version: 750
Regular version: 1500
Retail Price: 999$USD
- Production sample shown.
- Product details could be subjected to change without further notice.
After the bizarre crosslinking yesterday with the first prelude clip for Transformers: Combiner Wars from Machinima, we have some more information from the producers themselves in the form of a video clip. Find out what they have to share here and below, and check out the Optimus Prime prelude motion comic clip again, too!
UPDATE: The four-episode, motion graphic Prelude to the TRANSFORMERS: Combiner Wars gets us ready for the full 3D series by revealing the current state of Cybertron. There will be 3 more episodes in the coming weeks, each in a slightly different style, told from the perspective of an individual character.
Prelude to Transformers: Combiner Wars – Optimus Prime: June 28
Prelude to Transformers: Combiner Wars – Victorion: July 5
Prelude to Transformers: Combiner Wars – Starscream: July 12
Prelude to Transformers: Combiner Wars – Windblade: July 19
Transformers: Combiner Wars series launch: August 2
Thanks to TFYuki we have our first look at the new box art for the upcoming Unite Warriors Lynxmaster! The picture is very small, but it shows off Lynxmaster standing tall and proud with Sky Lynx flying above him and the others driving on the streets behind him. The image is very small, but you can check out the box art down below, and let us know what you think in the comments section.
Previews has revealed the subscription cover for the IDW Titans Return One Shot comic. Is it a version of Sentinel we see on the cover with Metroplex? Who do you think it is? The cover is done by Priscilla Tramontano, who posted a clean version on her twitter page. Enjoy!
Publisher: IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Mairghread Scott & Various (A/CA) Livio Ramondelli
THE LAST AUTOBOT! Once he ruled CYBERTRON with a brutal (and literal) iron fist... left for dead four million years ago, SENTINEL PRIME is back. But in a world where STARSCREAM rules CYBERTON, OPTIMUS PRIME has invaded Earth, and MEGATRON is an AUTOBOT-SENTINEL doesn't like what he sees!
The story continues in TRANSFORMERS #56 and MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE #56 next month, and expands to TILL ALL ARE ONE this fall!
For the first time ever-Scott, Roberts, and Barber working together on one story!
Plus the powerful noir art of superstar Livio Ramondelli!
After OPTIMUS is hailed; after the LIGHT dies... the next phase of TRANSFORMERS comics starts here!
After the CybertronCon trademark registration on Hasbro's behalf a while ago, we have the full confirmation from its official site! The event - supported and organised via ReedPop - will take place in China on 29-31 July 2016, and tickets are already available to purchase here. It looks like the event will also include a fan art competition, exhibitors, entertainment and creator guests from the Transformers family, all in the ShanghaiMart Expo area! More details will be announced soon, so keep keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com.
THIS IS THE END! Will PROWL get his comeuppance? Will TARANTULAS conquer all? Will any of the WRECKERS survive? It’s wreck and rule one last time, with everything on the line!
Quite the hook
Remember when we last talked about Sins of the Wreckers? Remember how I mentioned that issue #4 felt very much like an ending, and hoped that the actual end would live up to it? Even if you don't, I say it here, again: issue #5 is the ending that the series built to, prepared for, and ultimately, deserves. Let me tell you why.
This guy, mostly
I will not spoil the book, there will be plenty of time for that in the discussion that will follow, I will point out, though, some of the highest notes that Nick Roche has achieved in this brief but in-depth plunge back into the world of one of more messed up teams in the IDWverse. Above all, the scheming and betrayal that runs deep and leads back to Prowl, always Prowl, and his machinations, and his creations - Tarantulas, Kup, Verity, the secret police, is everything his fault?
We found out some of the dirty secrets last issue, but even more comes out this time: feelings of hurt, revenge, coping mechanisms, catharsis, and violence. A lot of violence, and characters forged through that violence and *bad stuff*. What we obtain is the strange mix of strength and weakness, as the two sides of the same coin - with emotion running all along the thin edge, the gut-wrenching type that comes with *bad stuff*.
If you're looking for Overlord levels of manipulation, but with an even stronger psychological connection between characters themselves, and creator and readers, this is the book you should pick up. It's raw, and still edited. It's hard to swallow, but it flow smoothly. It's good. You should read it.
Roche is still very good at the storytelling happening in visual form too, though it should come as no surprise by now. Where the dialogue might risk to overpower the scene, the quieter frames actually allow for a wider scope, and a much deafening, visually speaking, effect. Towards the end, at the climax of the Tarantulas confrontation, you will explicitly see how words are not always needed.
Josh Burcham needs a lot of credit here, as the issue and the series look like nothing before in the IDWverse - even considering previous Roche projects, and Spotlight: Kup, of which we see many references in the series - as his colours are exquisitely apt and decisive for the full spectrum of greys (metaphor) used in the strands of the book. And some of the wider pages would lose a lot of their power without the colours.
And of course, the Noisemaze
The lettering is fantastic, as it has been for the series so far, combining the visual power of size and colour with the fontwork that Tom B. Long can bring to a Transformers book. The silences become clearer, the beastly fonts give voices extra layers, and you can see-hear everything, even in the mess of the Noisemaze. As for covers, not only do we get another Roche/Burcham piece mirroring the first issue, we have the return of two Transformers favourites in E.J. Su (see preview thumbnail) and Guido Guidi (this thumbnail), with their takes on Wreckers past and present.
Thoughts Spoilerish ahead
There have been delays, and they were fully justified - read more by Roche himself here - but even before knowing anything about the author's personal life, the issue, and the series as a result, is a strong, emotional, intense, heartfelt, harrowing, powerful, and most of all human piece of art. It deals with the horrors of emotions, of war, of betrayal, of anguish. It reaches, hard, for hearts and sparks alike. It wrecks.
The conclusion is satisfying without being exhaustive, it keeps threads closed where they should and others open where they can. This was never one story, but a knot in a web of stories: there is no one single thread that would allow for a neat resolution. So it gives many, and does so in words, it does so in pictures, it does so in in ways that only this medium allows. It rules.
It's been another weekend, another late Thursday night has come and gone, and you know what that means? Another work week. But to help you along to the next weekend, we’ve got some Transformers related comics, Beast Wars, Fort Max, Unicron, and toy packaging content for you to listen in on, and then share your ideas and thoughts about in this episode’s thread.
Leading us though this journey is ScottyP, who’s joined by the always introspective, Counterpunch, and mitten-state dwelling daddios, RodimusConvoy13 and Tigertrack. And Rom the Spaceknight.
Episode #148 “And Rom The Space Knight“ is available directly and in our RSS Feed, and should appear on iTunes and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when you see this news post.
Our first chat is about the most recent issue of Transformers #54, and new phoenix series Transformers: ’TIl All Are One #1 (from the ashes of Windblade comes…) and of course, not to be left out a little something we like to call More Than Meets the Eye, issue #54. As we learn bits and pieces more about it, our team returns to talk a little more about ‘The Revolution’, MASK, and Rom the Spaceknight.
The group breaks into comic book discussion on the lighter side talking about Transformers #54 (or Robots in Disguise, whatever you refer to it as) and whether the current arc is getting any better or not. We definitely treat this one pretty lightly, but you can expect SPOILERS in each issue…if you don’t want to hear them time for some fast forwarding. We’ve got reviews for these three issues on site as well (Review for TF #54, Review for TAAO #1, and Review for MTMTE #54) if you want to read some more about these issues.
What is Galvatron’s final play…does he have a trump card or is it all on the table? Will Superion ever combine again? Are Optimus Prime and Starscream on even footing now (both chosen ones in the eyes of the Titans)? Is this how you pictured COMBINER WARS playing out?
The newest series in the Transformers family is ’Til All Are One’, the phrase that meant a lot in the beloved 1986 movie, and since has been re-uttered in the new movies, cartoons, and other media a little ad nauseum. This is the rebirth of the Windblade series as something that maybe isn’t supposed to be so Windblade-centric, but more about new era Cybertron united and its Council of Worlds.
The launch issue focuses in on events and characters related to Swindle and what he may or may not have known, and how it is effecting Starscream, the Combaticons, and the rest of Cybertron.
We ask pretty obvious questions like, “Is Swindle still alive?”, “Who is DC- 357?”, but introspectively Counterpunch brings to point Starscream, and his precariously balanced leadership position.
And MTMTE… so many questions, and many answers… which lead to more questions. Our big question, “Should Megatron die?”, and related to that “Will Megatron actually die in issue #55?” Some awesome hypotheses on what’s in this hollow planet and where RUNG and NIGHTBEAT are during all this super-powered fighting and action and what does CHOOM, CHOOM, CHOOM signal to us.
To wrap up the comic discussion, we talk more REVOLUTION, since we received some new solicits, we look into our crystal balls again and decide if the TRANSFORMERS universe is getting a soft reboot, no reboot, or a very hard reboot. And ROM the Spaceknight.
Whew. That was a lot.
*Writer's Note*- not in the podcast though- I wanted to give some love to Nick Roche who is creating some truly awesome stuff for Transformers fans and recently went through a series of very traumatic and wonderful events causing the delay in a product we were really anxious for. Nick recently shared his trials and triumphs in a blogpost. We love you brother, be well, and enjoy the new addition. Thank you for all of your efforts in these times.
On to our Beast Wars Re-Watch, Re-Action, “my queen”. This time we watched episode 18, ‘Spider’s Game’, and episode 19, ‘Call of the Wild’. “Defend the hive!” These episodes introduced the ever cool, very memorable, or not, but ultimately hot, pyromaniac loyalist— INFERNO (no not that INFERNO, which is also very cool, but not talked about this time)! Not everyone thinks Inferno is so awesome though, and we discuss the introduction of this new soldier and his place in Predacon history. And Rom the Spaceknight.
We briefly reach into our creative bags and throw some paint schemes out there for the new PLATINUM EDITION UNICRON and KRANIX. Clown Unicorn was my favorite, but Scotty preferred the Rom colored one (not actual things, listen for our ideas).
Oh my, SDCC is coming soon, and we share what version of TITAN MASTERS FORTRESS MAXIMUS we want the most to be our Fortress… SDCC with sword, fancy paint, and very Fortress looking Cerebro (and very hard/expensive to get if you aren’t at SDCC or know someone going), the regular HASBRO release; without sword, and with REBIRTH accurate Cerebros, which should be a little more plentiful but will probably be hard like Metroplex to find locally at retail (but not harder than SDCC or TT), or the general release Takara Tomy Fort Max with no sword that we know of—except 100 lucky folks in China, and a HEADMASTERS accurate Fortress looking Cerebros. As before with Metroplex, there may still be more versions coming in the Asian market for different conventions that are not yet announced.
You’d think this would be enough, but nope, we finally delve into a topic led by Counterpunch that breaches the world of packages… Transformers toy packages that is. The best? The worst? What in packaging attracts you? What turns you off? What packages do you keep or do you just throw it all away?
We end this jam session with some bragging about our BEST most recent purchases that are at least 10 years old, well that’s how it starts anyway…
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A new week, another Beast Wars Tuesday! Every Tuesday, we'll be focusing our camera lens on a new set of galleries featuring vintage Transformers action figures from the Beast Wars era. Check back next Tuesday to see our next set of Beast Wars related galleries.
This week, we bring to you a trio of Maximals that were not released as individual toys, but rather as pack-ins for jigsaw puzzles, specifically the Beast Wars Metals puzzles. These 3 were redecos of their previous toys, with Rattrap being an orange and white redeco of his Transmetals body, while Lio Junior was redecoed in either black and red or white and yellow. All 3 were available between 1998 and 1999. Lio Junior is even shown here forming part of Magnaboss, and these gallery images may be the very first images of this version of Magnaboss (albeit the main difference is that he looks like he colored his hair).
Check out the gallery below, and stay tuned for more Beast Wars Tuesdays right here on Seibertron.com!
We bring you news today of a very special offer: The bike used for Chromia's alternate mode in the Revenge of the Fallen movie is now up for sale! The bike is brand new save for the parts that were used to upgrade it into Chromia, there are not stickers, only paint, and it is selling for $18,000 US. Check out the listing HERE and we have mirrored the description for you below along with the picture.
This is a 2009 Suzuki B-King with under 200 miles. This is the actual motorcycle used in the movie, with artist proof and artwork.
The entire paint job is PAINT, no stickers. I designed and built this bike and the others from the movie, and it has been in my collection since. It has never been ridden since the movie wrapped shooting and is on Ca Non Op. Unlike almost every movie car or bike, this is built to a very high standard, and is ready to ride. It does have a full custom LED light kit as well.
This is a unique chance to own a piece of movie and Transformers movie history.
This bike is as new in almost every way, save the parts that made it Chromia in the movie
Directly from the official Transformers Facebook page, we have our first animated preview of the Machinima series due this August on Go90: Transformers Combiner Wars! Following the events of the IDW storyline, the series uses Windblade as the viewers' perspective into the Cybertronian world - but it's Optimus Prime we hear narrating in the clip. Check out more below, and view the video below or by clicking here.
His name is Optimus Prime, and he was a leader, once. Now The Transformers: Combiner Wars demand his return.
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